A GILT LACQUERED COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF SHADBUJA MAHAKALA MONGOLIA, 18TH CENTURY

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Lot 3054
A GILT LACQUERED COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF SHADBUJA MAHAKALA
MONGOLIA, 18TH CENTURY

Sold for US$ 7,500 inc. premium
A GILT LACQUERED COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF SHADBUJA MAHAKALA
MONGOLIA, 18TH CENTURY
The reverse with remains of original green, blue, and orange polychromy.
Himalayan Art Resources item no.61542
5 1/4 in. (13.2 cm) high

Footnotes

  • 蒙古 十八世紀 銅漆六臂大黑天像

    Shadbhuja Mahakala is the principal protector of the Gelugpa school and was popularized in Mongolia following the order's adoption by, and subsequent patronage from, the Qing empire. There, he also functions as a wealth deity, as the Wish-Fulfilling Gem Gonkar. While others emanate from Vajradhara Buddha, this six-armed form is Mahakala's only manifestation emanating from Avalokiteshvara. For two relevant Mahakala bronzes held in the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts, see HAR item nos.50276 & 50320. Also refer to a bronze sold at Bonhams, London, 12 May 2016, lot 219

    Provenance
    New York Private Collection, by 1990s
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A GILT LACQUERED COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF SHADBUJA MAHAKALA MONGOLIA, 18TH CENTURY
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